Friday, July 29, 2011

We own about 3.5% of this.






Yep. We finally heard back from the bank, got our inspection, had an appraisal, and then a reappraisal. And we have keys! We first say this house in May. It was bank owned, making it more affordable than most. We've already done a significant amount of work to the exterior (fixed siding, repaired holes cut in the back of the house, scraped and painted, pruned) and are now working inside! The pictures above were taken in June after finding out that our offer had been accepted. I'll try to post more soon of the changes we've made!

Oh, and one more picture just because it's so funny.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blogwatch: What Are Your Favorites?

These are a few of my favorite blogs. I like them so much I'll even look them up on my phone if I don't get to sit at the computer each day. They're packed full of good ideas, encouragement, parenting examples, and color. Leave a comment letting me know your favorites!



This is a newer find for me, but probably my favorite at the moment. A Bit of Sunshine is written by a Seattle momma of three who loves Jesus. You'll find me (and Tom!) participating in some of her follow-alongs.




Written by another momma, Naptime Diaries is full of parenting stories, seeking Jesus, and fun design. If you check her blog out quickly, you can even get in on this end-of-the-month giveaway she's running!



The gals at The Ravenna Girls have a fun blog of style, arty ideas, home projects, and yummy foods. Honestly, they come up with some of the best ideas for repurposing things!




Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Crabby Ten on Ten

Tom and I are again participating in Ten on Ten! We hope you enjoy browsing through our pictures!
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These were mostly taken at Coronet Bay on the North end of Whidbey Island.











Tom and I are again participating in Ten on Ten! We hope you enjoy browsing through our pictures!